Early Thursday morning, Kentucky sophomore offensive linemen E.J. Price announced via Twitter that he would be “stepping away” from the school’s Football program.
Price also stated that it’s completely his decision and made it clear that academics were not the issue. He went on to clarify “I WAS NOT KICKED OFF I AM LEAVING.”
You can see the entire tweet here.
You won’t be able to see the tweet on Twitter, however, because he deleted the tweet just after sending it out. Price also deleted a tweet that read “I have overcame so much and my life and it’s time for me to overcome football.” Another tweet that was deleted read “Let’s see what dirt gets thrown on my name next.”
The only tweet left from Thursday morning’s Twitter rant said “Respect is a 2 way streak period.”
After Thursday morning’s spring practice, head coach Mark Stoops said Price arrived “a couple hours late” to practice because he was “tired.” Stoops added that Price participated in “part of the practice, but then took off.”
“I’m not sure where he’s at,” Stoops said. “But we’re trying to help E.J.”
Stoops went on to clarify that Price had been “doing good” this spring.
This is what Mark Stoops said today about EJ Price announcing on Twitter that he'd quit the UK football team. pic.twitter.com/hovyTfZqPn— KSTV (@KSTV_Sports) March 22, 2018
Price was rated as a four-star recruit in the 2016 class and had originally committed to Georgia. However, he later enrolled at USC but didn’t see any playing time under head coach Clay Helton.
After redshirting his first season, he wanted to move back closer to home and saw Kentucky as a landing spot.
The sophomore has yet to even play a game for the Wildcats. He transferred from USC last year and was set to be in competition for a starting position on Kentucky’s offensive line.
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